The Oyster Box Hotel

The Oyster Box known as the grand old dame of local hotels (it opened in 1947), has recently been renovated providing brilliantly elegant bedrooms and exotic detail whilst still providing its colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breath-taking seaside setting. Perfectly situated on the ocean's edge, the hotel is a brief walk from Umhlanga Village Centre. The Hotel is also conveniently located to Durban city centre, and numerous stylish shopping centres.

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The Oyster Box offers 86 rooms divided into 10 room types including garden facing and sea facing rooms, suites and villas. All rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, high speed wifi, CD/DVD player, mini bar and beach gear, soap and pillow menus.

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Getting There

The city centre of Durban is a 15 minute drive away, Umhlanga Village with its numerous shopping facilities is a 2 minute walk, and King Shaka International Airport can be reached in 15 minutes.


The Oyster Box is conveniently located near the vibrant chic city of Durban, with a wealth of attractions nearby such as - golf courses, shopping centres, Big 5 game and nature reserves, beaches and mountains.

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Brenda Young & Sheila Crickmay

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William MacNaull & Colette Sabourin MacNaull

The Oyster Box was very nice. We were upgraded to a luxe suite which was lovely. The only negative was that the room was on the first floor and the hedges were high so you could not see the beautiful view. We were welcome with a bottle of bubbly and birthday balloons and cakes. Very nice touch.

02/12/2018 Read full trip review

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